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Phtha-what? The Facts on Phthalates and Sex Toys
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"Phthalates are so pervasive that, according to a study by the US Centers for Disease Control, human exposure is ubiquitous. In fact, phthalates even contaminate our food and drinking water. But if these chemicals are everywhere, what's the fuss?
Here's the thing: studies on animals have demonstrated increased risk of liver damage, as well as reproductive organ damage, coinciding with increased phthalate exposure. Also, phthalates have a demonstrated effect on hormones; in humans, phthalate exposure has been linked to lowered sperm quality in men, premature breast development in young women, and improper genital development in baby boys. Exposure to phthalate dust has been linked to the development of asthma in children. Scientists suspect some phthalates may be carcinogenic as well. The plastics industry is quick to defend their use of phthalates, but the simple fact is that we just don't know, and it may be years before we have any definitive answers as to their safety.
Regardless, the European Union felt the risks associated were uncertain enough to enact a ban on six different phthalates used in children's toys. Canadian authorities have advised retailers and manufacturers to end the sale of baby's teething rings and dogs' chew-toys containing phthalates as well. Now, if Canadians will not give toys with phthalates to their dogs, shouldn't we think twice about putting them where the sun doesn't shine?"
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